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Newsletter Research; 16 October 2023

Research Report 2022


FWF – 1000 Ideas Program
Target group: all researchers
Deadline: 16 January 2024
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MUI – Innovation Pool
Target group: all MUI researchers planning to submit a proposal to 1000-Ideas Program
Deadline: 10 January 2024
Further information:

FWF – Connecting Minds
With the Connecting Minds program, the FWF encourages researchers to involve non-academic stakeholders in their research projects.
Target group: the program is aimed at consortia of 2 to 5 internationally outstanding researchers at one or more Austrian research institutions.
Deadline: 13 February 2024
Further information:

OeAD: Scientific & Technological Cooperation (WTZ)
Austria - Hungary:
Submission Deadline: 30 November 2023
Call Guidelines:
Austria - Serbia:
Submission Deadline: 5 December 2023
Call Guidelines:
Austria - Slovakia:
Submission Deadline: 11 December 2023
Call Guidelines:

Forschungspreis der Europaheim Privatstiftung
Target group: researchers from the Leopold Franzens University of Innsbruck and the Medical University of Innsbruck
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Further information:

Multiple Sklerose Forschungsgesellschaft
Target group: researchers working in the field of multiple sclerosis
Deadline: 31 January 2024
Further information:

Prize for gender medicine research at the Medical University of Innsbruck 2023 - EXTENDED DEADLINE
This price will be awarded to an excellent diploma thesis or publication of the last two years in which gender medicine aspects are considered.
Target group: scientists at the MUI
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Application online via GAR
Further information:

Nutricia Award for Medical Nutrition Research 2024
Target group: researchers up to an age of 40 years
Deadline: 29 February 2024
Further information:

Target group: all researchers
Deadline: 13 March 2024, 12:00 h
Further information:

Tiroler Nachwuchsforscher*innenförderung (vormals Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung)
The next Call of the Tiroler Nachwuchsforscher*innenförderung will be open from
01.02.2024 – 15.03.2024
Further information: and

Applications possible on rolling basis:
i-med Auslandsstipendien (Nachwuchsförderung):
Further information:
i-med Forschungsstipendien (Nachwuchsförderung):
Further information:
Open Access Publikations Fonds:
Further information:
Forschungsunterstützungen der Dr. Johannes und Hertha Tuba-Stiftung
Applications are possible on rolling basis.

Reminder Calls
Houska Prize 2024
Target group: Austrian Universities, Austrian Private Universities, Austrian Colleges, Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Institute for Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Further information:
Application only online!

Paul Martini Prize 2024
The prize is intended to honor outstanding achievements in clinical pharmacology
Deadline: 30 November 2023
Further information:

9th Round of Eurolife Postdoc Mobility Grants – the call is now open
Target group: Researchers employed in any of the 9 institutions of Eurolife (at the time of application and exchange) and senior technicians, who are crucial to the analytical work in their research group are encouraged to apply. The researchers must hold a PhD degree completed within the last 8 years*.
Exception: 18-month extension of the above mentioned eligibility for researchers, who are mothers (per child), i.e. for a mother with one child, the researcher must hold a PhD degree completed within the last 8 years and 18 months*.
*considering the application’s submission deadline as the reference.
Deadline for submission of the application form for the grants: 1 December 2023
Further information:

ERC Consolidator Grant Call 2024
Consolidator grants offer funding of up to 2 million euros for excellent research proposals from researchers of any nationality (7-12 years since completion of PhD) and with a promising scientific track record. The call budget is 583.9 million euros for an estimate of 291 grants.
Deadline: 12 December 2023
Further information:

FFG: F&E-Infrastrukturförderung 2023
Target group: all researchers
Deadline: 13 December 2023
Further information:

Horizon Europe - New Call „Civil Security for Society (WP6)“
The actual 2023/2024 workprogramme on „Civil Security for Society" has recently been published. Although this call is not mainly focused on health research, there are some interesting topics listed in the workprogramme of relevance for MUI such as
HORIZON-CL3-2023-FCT-01-02: A harmonized European forensics approach on drugs analysis
HORIZON-CL3-2024-FCT-01-02:  Improved forensics and lawful evidence collection - Open Topic
HORIZON-CL3-2024-BM-01-05: Detection and tracking of illegal and trafficked goods
HORIZON-CL3-2023-INFRA-01-01: Facilitating strategic cooperation to ensure the provision of essential services
HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-01: Improving social and societal preparedness for disaster response and health emergencies
HORIZON-CL3-2023-DRS-01-03: Operability and standardization in response to biological toxin incidents
among others.
The whole workprogramme can be downloaded here:
Deadline for the 2023 topics will be November 23, 2023 and the one for the 2024 topics will be on November 20, 2024!
For further questions please contact Wolfram Rieneck (

ERC Workprogramme 2024
Begin of this week the EU commission published the new Work Programme 2024 for ERC Projects. It features several novelties regarding the evaluation process, research assessment (including a new template for CV and track record), lump sum funding, as previously announced and also opened the Starting and the Synergy Grant Call 2024.
ERC Work Programme 2024
ERC Consolidator Grant - Deadline: 12 December 2023
ERC Advanced Grant - Deadline: 29 August 2024
Further information:

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI): open call
Vaccine manufacturability focused on speed
Deadline: 15 December 2023
Further information:

Austrian Life Sciences-Programme 2023
The Life Sciences Call 2023 provides support for research and development projects, clinical studies and lead projects with smaller and larger project volumes. The funding ceilings are € 3 million for corporate projects and clinical studies and between € 2 million and a maximum of € 4 million for lead projects.
Submission ongoing until 21 December 2023
Further information:

Prof. Brandl Prize
Target group: scientists working in the fields of Biotechnology, Genetic Engineering, Enzyme Technology, Cell Culture Technology, Chemistry or Physics
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Further information:

MUI Scientist to watch
Target group: MUI scientists who published (only first authorships or equal contributions) a peer-reviewed publication with outstanding science within the last 12 months
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Application online via GAR
Further information:

René Baumgart-Prize 2024
Target group: researchers working in the field of lung high pressure
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Further information:

Johann-Georg-Zimmermann-Prize 2024
Target group: young scientists (up to an age of 40 years) researching in the field of oncology
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Further information: and

Johann-Georg-Zimmermann-Medaille 2024
Target group: scientists researching in the field of oncology
Deadline: 31 December 2023
Further information:
Suggestions for nominations for either the prize or the medal should be send at:

FWF: France – Austria: New Call for Bilateral Research Projects
Target group: all researchers
Deadline: 11 January 2024
Further information:

Erasmus+ European Universities Call
The aim is to reach the goal of the European strategy for universities to expand to at least 60 European Universities alliances bringing together more than 500 universities by mid-2024. This call will support deeper institutional transnational cooperation between higher education institutions. New alliances are eligible to apply. One important novelty foreseen for this year is the opportunity to set up a Community of Practice of European Universities to support closer cooperation. It is expected to trigger impact on the sharing of results and good practices of the alliances amongst themselves and beyond.
Deadline:  06 February 2024
Further information:

FFG: Horizon Europe: MSCA COFUND
MSCA COFUND provides complementary funding of up to 10 million euros for doctoral or postdoctoral programmes.
Deadline: 08 February 2024
Further information:

FFG: Horizon Europe: MSCA Staff Exchanges
As part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, MSCA Staff Exchanges funds projects to exchange researchers, innovators, technical or managerial staff involved in research activities in order to exchange knowledge and carry out cutting-edge research in any field. The scheme provides attractive funding for research cooperation with partners worldwide.
Deadline: 28 February 2024
Further information:

Reminder Events:
FFG-Webinar Cluster Health, Mission Cancer and Partnerships – Calls 2024: which topics are planned?
When: 21 November 2023, 14:00 – 16:00 h
Further information and registration:

Predatroy Publishing – LFUI and MUI in cooperation with Austrian Transition to Open Access 2
When: 22 November 2023
Where: Historischer Lesesaal der Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek Tirol
Further information and registration:

ECSA (European Citizen Science Association) 2024 Conference Vienna
When: 03 – 06 April 2024
Where: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Universität für Bodenkultur Wien - BOKU) and Natural History Museum Vienna (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien - NHMW)
Deadline for submissions (in the form of abstracts): 30 September 2023
Registration opens: 01 December 2023
Further information and registration:

Training Programme for Young Scientists
The Research Service and Innovation Department is happy to announce a series of transferable skills workshops for scientists, especially for young scientists.
Team Leadership for Advanced PhD Students and Postdocs – waiting list only
Date: 10th November 2023 (9:00-17:00 h)
Communication and Presentation Skills
Date: 27th November 2023 (9:00-17:00 h)
Registration by 3rd November 2023 at the latest
Project Management – a Toolbox for Scientists – waiting list only
Date: 15th December 2023 (9:00-17:00 h)
Registration by 3rd November 2023 at the latest
Programmes and registration under:




You will be supported in the preparation of project proposals by
Maria Pérez (national programmes, FWF etc.),
Tel: 0512/9003-70073
Wolfram Rieneck (international programmes, Cooperation programmes Business and Industry)
Tel.: 0512/9003-70072


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